Becca Bascom, President

I am the Curriculum Coordinator and Lead BCBA at Fraser-Ford in Sanford for the past 6 years, serving children from preschool to grade 5 in a Day Treatment setting. I provide consultation, staff training, teaching in classrooms, and administrative duties. I enjoy watching nature and social documentary films and series.

Elizabeth (Betsey) Davis, Vice President

I am the owner of Maine Speech and Behavioral Services, Inc. and provide SLP and BCBA consultation services to local school districts. My interests and hobbies outside of AMeBA: include camping, spending time with family, traveling, and reading.

Eric Campbell,  Treasurer

I became a BCBA in 2011.  I received my MS in Special Education from the University of Southern Maine and completed my ABA coursework through the Florida Institute of Technology.  I have experience working with children with complex developmental and behavioral disabilities from preschool to high school in both the day treatment and public-school setting.  I’m employed at Spurwink Services as the Director of Educational Services and my responsibilities include overseeing the agency’s four day treatment programs, supervision and training, and consultation to program staff and students.  I enjoy traveling, reading, movies, and spending time with my adorable chocolate lab.

Brooke Sheeran-Demers, Secretary

I am currently working at Kensington Elementary School in Kensington, NH where I have a dual role as special education teacher and BCBA. I work with learners in preschool through 1st grade. I am currently focusing on expanding my expertise in PFA/SBT, the Essential for Living curriculum, classroom wide behavior interventions, precision teaching, and trauma informed care.  My hobbies include running/racing, hiking with my husband and 2 sons, exploring the New England coastline, and reading.

Sonja de Boer, Member-at-Large

I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D) and obtained my Ph.D. in 2005 in special education and psychology and research in education at the University of Kansas, with an emphasis on early intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). I have 30 years of experience working in early childhood special education, early intervention behavior intervention services, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), with students with disabilities, and specifically children with ASD. I am currently a Special Education Director for a Maine island school, a Behavior Analyst Consultant for a school district in central Maine, a faculty member for Tufts University Medical Center in Child Psychiatry and the chair of the planning committee for the Annual Richard L. Simpson Autism Conference. I also provide training, consultation and expert-witness services around the nation regarding interventions for children with ASD and creating and implementing legally defensible FBAs and BIPs. 

I am the author of the book Successful Inclusion Practices for Children with Autism: Creating a Complete, Effective, ASD Inclusion Program (currently being revised and updated for publication); Discrete Trial Training, 2nd edition (part of the How To Series on Autism Spectrum Disorders); am one of the original co-authors of the seminal research in evidence-based interventions for children and youth with ASD – first edition of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Interventions and Treatments for Children and Youth written with Richard Simpson in 2005. And after two years of research, I and two of my colleagues, recently (July 2023) published the first book for educators on evidence-based interventions for children with ASD: An Educators’ Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Interventions and Treatments: By Educators for Educators. And I just wrote and published the final article in a series of seven in the Autism Advocate magazine titled Proactive and Preventative Behavior Intervention Strategies for Children with Autism.

Cody Carraro, Member-at-Large

I have been a BCBA since 2016, receiving my MS in Applied Behavior Analysis from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. My diverse experience working in the field of ABA ranges from providing services to children, adults, and families with Autism, Behavior Disabilities, or history of Trauma in a clinic, home, community and school setting. I have provided services as a community provider, as a clinician and Director of an outpatient clinic, and supervised and ran a specialized public school program for students with Emotional Disabilities. Currently, I am an adjunct professor for the University of West Florida’s ABA Program, a clinical consultant for an ABA data collection and practice management software (Theralytics), and a Clinical Manager for the Stepping Stones Group where I support and oversee paraprofessionals, RBTs, and BCBAs that are actively working in school districts. Being new to Maine, my hobbies and interests include exploring Maine, hiking, gardening, and reading.

Rebecca Watson, Past President

I’ve been a BCBA since 2002, receiving my MS in Psychology with a specialization in ABA from Florida State University. My experience has ranged from providing services to children, adults and families, and consultation services to school districts, agencies and residential treatment centers – both through private practice & leadership positions within organizations. Currently, I provide consultation within a public school district in mid-coast Maine, supervise aspiring behavior analysts and teach graduate ABA courses. I love to explore new places with my family, spend time outdoors, and hike or adventure along the coast.